Tatum Special Race Car at Laguna Seca Historics

Written by Ken Altes

Last month, I spent a glorious week of car shows, races and auctions, as well as the ridiculous number of remarkable cars flooding the area roads, surrounding the Pebble Beach show. Heading south from San Francisco, just north of Monterey, about eight identical McLarens passed me in a row. Incredible week.

Built by Chuck Tatum in his garage using Ford and Jaguar suspension pieces, and his own tubular frame, this Tatum Special was more than competitive. Surprisingly powered by a straight six GMC truck engine. Please read this short, interesting interview with Tatum. (Engine pic from link above.)

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